The man who went on a murderous rampage at Fort Hood was on the loose for 15 to 20 minutes before a military policewoman confronted him.

Fifteen to 20 minutes running around shooting people without being stopped. On a U.S. military base — full of disarmed soldiers.

Can you imagine what kind of carnage would ensue if somebody were able to pull off a coordinated attack involving several gunmen at a base because of the ridiculous PC gun regs at U.S. military installations?

Last night I read some comments from people on lockdown at Fort Hood, and a couple of them said they felt safer and less helpless in Afghanistan than they do when they’re at Fort Hood. And no, Piers Morgan, they don’t feel less safe because others might have a gun. They feel less safe because they’ve been stripped of theirs.

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7 Responses to “Fort Hood: Think about it…”

  1. Marshall_Will on April 3rd, 2014 9:40 pm

    Doug Powers said;

    "Can you imagine what kind of.." Yes actually. Incredibly, they've become the very definition of "soft target". Granted, not everyone on a given installation carries a loaded weapon as a course of their normal duties, but yes, 20 min. is flat ridiculous.

    Now imagine rather than targeting personnel for media-effect/psychological impact? They go right for the high value stuff! Fuel depots, magazines and ordinance bunkers! A base would be O.O.C for years…

  2. Truesoldier__ on April 3rd, 2014 10:22 pm

    I can't speak for all military bases, but I know the Army bases I have been on the magazine and ordinance bunkers do have 24/7 armed guards. Many a time when I was an infantry soldier we had that as part of our post detail. Not sure about the fuel depots.

    But otherwise, yes 20 minutes is far too long. I still think the soft targets are by and large the ones that would provide the biggest bang for the buck for terrorists out there. I can understand wanting to take a serious look at not arming certain military personnel at all times (i.e. those who are under mental health care that have already exhibited violent outbursts such as spousal abuse, attacking fellow military even with bare hands, etc), but to not arm all military just because they may have PTSD is ridiculous.

    Many of us got our PTSD from serving in Iraq\Afghanistan and we were armed without any issues coming up. It ought to be arm the military while on duty and take a case by case evaluation look when needs be.

  3. Marshall_Will on April 4th, 2014 12:03 am

    "and we were armed without any issues coming up"

    Very well said, when placed in that context ( vice armed assaults/'workplace violence' ) these incidents… GENUINE outbursts are probably exponentially lower than the general population. With NO combat exposure.

    The AF ( surely at the direction of the DoD ) has done exhaustive data mining into suicides, SA, substance abuse etc. They have their models and/or profiles down to the inth degree. White, male, 18-25 and E-4 below seems to be their focal point. No need to profile anyone else evidently?

    The other ( while there appears to be *zero* concrete evidence ) is your basic "Falling Down" ( as portrayed by Michael Douglass ) scenario. Senior Enlisted, passed over numerous times, bitter, loner but w/ no history of uh… anything? But it plays well into their Hollywood-meets-Military meme. Oy vey…

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  5. doriangrey1 on April 4th, 2014 1:54 pm

    It's been this way for a very long time Doug, some would like to claim it is due to the Posse Comitatus Act, though personally I believe it is to ensure that should the United States Government ever decide to turn American Military Forces against the American people, that the only Military people with weapons will be those willing to shoot American citizens.

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